GDN Newspaper: Youngsters demand better wages

Youngsters demand better wages By MANDEEP SINGH A GROUP of youngsters yesterday held a demonstration outside the National Assembly building in Gudaibya to demand better living conditions and higher wages. The demonstration, which was led by members of the Unemployment Committee and the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights, also demanded that the one per cent unemployment tax should not be deducted from the salaries of low paid employees. Society president Mohammed Al Maskati said the government should look at providing the most ideal jobs for the Bahraini youth in private and public sector companies so that they feel wanted and useful. He said all kinds of restrictions on activities of non-governmental organisations should be lifted immediately.

“We also demand that the minimum wage should be further increased so as to keep up with the increasing rates of inflation in the country,” said Mr Al Maskati.

He said the society wanted to exert pressure on the government to implement treaties that it has signed with various international organisations.

National Democratic Action Society chairman Ibrahim Sharif and Islamic Action Society member Syed Ridhwan Al Mousawi were also present at the demonstration.

Later, representatives of the protesters went into the National Assembly to present a list of their demands to MPs.

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